"Upcoming Business Events for the January 10, 2000"

“JANUARYCity Club RoundtableWednesday, January 12, noon, free, The Vault Restaurant, Washington Building, 11th and Pacific, downtown Tacoma.Steve Klein, Superintendent of Tacoma Power on “What fiber optics means to Tacoma.” Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.Russia RoundtableThe World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting a Russia Roundtable Wednesday, January 12, 2000 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the WTCT, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Suite 104. Call Loretta Aschenbrenner at Emerald City consulting for information at 425-228-5923.Women’s RoundtableThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Women’s Roundtable will be at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at Taste ‘N’ Time, 3617 Bridgeport Way West. For information please contact Judie Latham at 253-627-2175.Ellis Paguirigan, an Olympia-based designed and principal of Ellis Paguirigan Designs, is teaching a course to provide small businesses a design edge.The four-week course, Cost Effective and Professional Marketing for the Small Business, will be offered by South Puget Sound Community College. The course begins Thursday, January 13 with classes from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.Paguirigan will cover five topics in the course: developing brand identity; cost effective utilization of image; best bets on the Internet; simple cost-effective ways to market a business; and selecting and working with a reliable design firm.Cost for the course is $70. For information or to register, please call South Puget Sound Community College at 360-705-7711, extension 365.Intro to International TradeThe World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting a two session Introduction to International Trade. The seminar begins Friday, January 14, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the WTCT, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Suite 309.The trade seminar is designed for individuals and companies interested in starting or expanding their import/export operations.For more information call the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474.Ally to AdversaryThe World Affairs Council presents Ally to Adversary, an eyewitness account of Iraq’s fall from grace, by Lt. Col. Rick Francona, who served as personal interpreter and advisor to General Norman Schwarzkopf. The program will be Friday, January 14, 2000 at noon at Bates Technical College, Room EF-206, 2210 South 78th, Tacoma.Francona has served as the Defense Intelligence Agency’s assistant Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East in the 1980s, and as a liaison officer to the Iraqi armed forces immediately prior to the Iraqi attack on Kuwait in 1990. During Operation Desert Storm, Francona served as the personal interpreter to Schwarzkopf, and has published a book under the same title as his presentation.A Building RebornThe City Club of Tacoma’s luncheon series continues with, A Building Reborn, a program about The Sandberg Building and it’s meaning for downtown development. Juli Wilkerson, director of the City of Tacoma’s Economic Development division, Mike Bartlett, president of Horizon Partners development firm, and Kristin Videto, manager of facilities and administrative services for Total Renal Care in Tacoma, will participate.The luncheon will be Wednesday, January 19, noon, in the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom.Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.Post-Y2K Game NightScott Larsen of Bill Larsen and Associates, an advertising and promotional products company located in downtown Tacoma, is hosting a post-Y2K game night party at Jillian’s, 1114 Broadway. The party will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 19.Russian DelegationThe Foundation for Russian American Economic Cooperation is hosting a delegation of Business for Russia entrepreneurs from January 24 through February 26, 2000. FRAEC is hosting its first delegation from Russia’s Amur Region. The program is sponsored by the US State Department, and provides participants with a week of workshops and training followed by four weeks of internships.For information telephone 206-443-1935 or e-mail cc@fraec.org.Investment 2000Investment 2000 is an Australian investment promotion strategy linked to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Their next forum for interested business owners will be in Australia on January 24 through 30. The session will focus on the information technology and telecommunications industries.For additional information, please visit http://www.investment2000.com.au, or telephone +61 2 9242 6868.Business BreakfastThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Good Morning! Business Breakfast will feature Kim E. Kimmy on “Marketing Made Simpler…Twenty Tips in Twenty Minutes.” The breakfast will be 7:15 to 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 25,2000 at the La Quinta Inn, 1425 East 27th Street. For information contact Janice Hutchins at 253-627-2175.UP Chamber Open HouseThe University Place Chamber of Commerce will host an open house from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at the Team Community Hall, lower level of the Clock Tower Square. For additional information contact Jan Bussey at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce at 253-627-2175.Cultural DiversityTerry Simmons will present a workshop about Coaching and Giving Feedback the Cross-Cultural Way, Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at the downtown Nordstrom in Seattle.For information contact Cultural Diversity at Work at 206-362-0336. The session is part of a yearlong series and multiple session discounts are available.Women’s Council of RealtorsThe Women’s Council of Realtors is presenting a free workshop on referrals, Wednesday, January 26, 2000, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The workshop will feature Brian Buffini, a national sales trainer who will present specific tools to his success that reportedly averaged him 85 transactions annually while only working 30 hours per week.The workshop will be at the DoubleTree Seattle Airport Hotel, 18740 International Boulevard, SeaTac. For information call 1-800-945-3485 extensions 209 or 228. Reservations are recommended.City Club RoundtableWednesday, January 26, noon, free, The Vault Restaurant, Washington Building, 11th and Pacific, downtown Tacoma.Doug Jackman, Director of Pierce County Medical Society presents “Will there be medical help when our bodies fall apart?”Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.UP WakeUPThe University Place WakeUP will be Friday, January 28, 7:30 a.m., at Balsano’s Westside Restaurant, 7011 27th Street West. For information contact Jan Bussey at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce at 253-627-2175.China Update 2000The World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting China Update 2000, Friday, January 28, 2000 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The update will be at the Tacoma Club, in the Wells Fargo Building, 1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1600, in downtown Tacoma.China Update 2000 will feature Joseph J. Borich, the executive director of Washington State China Relations Council. The update will reflect on China’s slowing growth, restructuring economy and its agreement with the U.S. on entry into the World Trade Organization. Borich will also address how the local economy may benefit or be hurt from changes in China during the coming year.Reservations for the luncheon update are required by January 26. For information or reservations, please call 253-383-9474, or e-mail info@wtcta.org.Symphony of SeafoodThe Alaskan Symphony or Seafood 2000 will be from January 28 and 29, 2000 in Anchorage, Alaska. An international competition for the best new ready-to-use food products made from Alaskan salmon or white fish will be included.The Symphony culminates on the 29th at the Alaska Glacier Brew House restaurant in Anchorage with a four-hour celebration, award ceremony and tasting of all SOS 2000 product entries.For information contact Katrin Anderson at Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation at 907-276-7315 or e-mail at afdf@compuserve.com. For general events visit www.afdf.org.FEBRUARYSlave OwnersAnn Neel, University of Puget Sound historian, offers a presentation on Missouri slave owners in the Old South as part of the City Club of Tacoma
dinner program series. The historical program will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2000 at the University of Puget Sound Student Union.Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.Superfund CommentsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period on the proposed cleanup plans for the Thea Foss, Wheeler Osgood, and Hylebos waterways and on the bay-wide disposal locations of all dredged contaminated sediments from Commencement Bay waterways. The public comment period is now extended until February 2, 2000.The cleanup and sediment disposal plans are in the Draft Explanation of Significant Differences. For information please call Allison Hiltner at 206-553-2140 or Jeanne O’Dell at 206-553-6919.Written comments should be sent to:Allison Hiltner, EPA Project Manager1200 Sixth Avenue, MS/ECL-116Seattle, WA 98101.Hardware & BuildingThe Canadian Hardware and Building Show is hosting Performance 2000, February 6 through 8 at the National Trade Center, Toronto, Canada. Information can be obtained through http://www.cic.com, by e-mail at spaterson@crha.com, or by telephone at 905-821-3470.Scoop JacksonThe City Club of Tacoma’s luncheon series continues with, Senator “Scoop” Jackson’s Legacy, a program by Lara Iglitson, director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, with an introduction by Helen Jackson. The luncheon will be Wednesday, February 16, noon, in the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom.Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.CeBIT 2000CeBIT 2000 is the world’s largest and most influential Information Technology and Communication show. Participating companies can reach over 700,000 high-tech industry professionals, including 139,000 distributors representing 100 countries. CeBIT 2000 is hosted in Hanover, Germany, February 24 through March 1, 2000.For information contact Kelly Butler at the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center, 206-553-5615.MARCHTacoma DancedThe Night Tacoma Danced, a Silver Jubilee benefit for the Tacoma Art Museum, will be Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the Sheraton Tacoma Convention Center. Please call 253-566-1284 for details.Seattle EXPOThe Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business to Business EXPO will be March 14 and 15, 2000 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, sixth level. Approximately 300 exhibitors representing over 75 industries, along with many or the region’s top decision-makers will be at the largest multi-industry trade show in the Northwest.For information about the Seattle EXPO, please contact Audra at 206-389-7318 or e-mail audrab@seattlechamber.com, or visit www.seattlechamber.com/expo.Trade Mission to ChinaThe Greater Seattle Business & Trade Mission to China will be March 17 through 29, 2000.The mission will visit Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, and Seattle’s sister city, Chongqing. The purpose for the mission is to allow companies to explore business opportunities in major Chinese markets and sub-markets; to recognize China’s status as Washington’s third-largest trading partner; and to promote the greater Seattle area and Washington State.For information contact Lise Fitzpatrick at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce at 206-389-7227, or e-mail lisef@seattlechamber.com.Personnel Law UpdateThe Personnel Law Update 2000 conference will be March 22 and 23, 2000 in Spokane. The Council on Education in management conference will be at the Doubletree Hotel City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court.For information please call 1-800-942-4494; visit www.counciloned.com, or e-mail registration@counciloned.com.Globe 2000Globe 2000 is an important environmental technologies business exhibition and trade show in North America. The trade show, hosted in Vancouver B.C., from March 22 through 24, encompasses many sectors and features services and technologies including pollution control, solid waste and air quality management, hazardous waste, and wastewater treatment.An international marketplace for environmental solutions, Globe 2000 has over 75 economies represented with over 10,000 visitors.For information contact Diane Mooney at the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center, 206-553-5615. February 1 is the deadline to sign up for the trade show.International InternetA course on utilizing the Internet to increase your international business will be offered Thursday, March 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The course will be at Pierce College’s Puyallup Campus.The course offers a hands-on guided tour of international web sites pertaining to business, and will review the top sites for trade leads, country specific information, as well as will help to develop an international business plan.For information contact Victoria Shafer at the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474 or e-mail info@wtcta.org.Singapore EventsThe Singapore Exhibition Services is hosting a number of events pertaining to a variety of businesses beginning in March 2000 through September 2001. For information you may fax inquiries to +65 732 6776 or mail to: Singapore Exhibition Services Pte LTD, 47 Scotts Road, 11th Floor Goldbell Towers, Singapore 228233.APRILNASBITE 2000Nasbite 2000 international trade programs are offered April 30 through May 3, 2000. For information telephone 937-775-2814/2151 or e-mail traci.thompson@wright.edu or michelle.streeter@wright.edu.MAYInterBUILD 2000InterBUILD 2000, Canada’s housing and construction trade show will be May 11 through 13, 2000 at the Toronto congress Centre. Seminar topics include: working in a customer-driven economy, profit margins, turning new technologies into cash flow, negotiating your way to success, marketing, green products adding new market appeal, and alliances.For information on how to reserve an exhibit space, become a sponsor, or register as a delegate, telephone 1-888-922-3600.Agro Mart 2000The eighth annual Agro Mart 2000 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 18 through 20, 2000. A special pavilion, Agro Food Mart, will focus on food products, processing and packaging. There will also be pavilions representing the US Department of Agriculture, Great Britain and Australia.Exhibitors can meet policy makers, local authorities, growers, breeders and representatives of trading companies.For information contact the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474.Relay For LifeThe American Cancer Society’s City of Destiny Classic Relay for Life will be May 19 and 20, 2000 at Stadium Bowl. First held in 19985, this is reportedly now the nation’s largest fundraiser. For information on participating please call 253-272-5767.JUNEJULYAUGUSTSEPTEMBEROCTOBERInternational Food FairThe 10th Annual International Food Fair 2000 in Kitakyushu, Japan will be October 5 through 9, 2000. The fair introduces foods that are mainly imported to western Japan. The event allows exhibitors to acquire a new market and to conduct market research.A limited number of exhibitor applications are available through the World Trade Center Tacoma.For information call the Nishinippon International Trade Fair Commission at +81-93-582-4101 or e-mail iff@kix.or.jp.NOVEMBERDECEMBER2001REGULAR MEETINGSSCORE Monthly MeetingsSCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9:15 a.m. in the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce boardroom, in The Rust Building at 11th and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma.For information on SCORE and their meetings, contact the Tacoma SCORE offices at 253-274-1288.Western Washington Writers, Tacoma Chapter, meet the second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m., at the University Place Library. For information please call 253-531-4655, or e-mail opalh@uswest.net.Tacoma Sister City CommitteesThe Japan-Kitakyushu committee meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Tacoma City Building, Ninth Floor Conference Room, 747 Market Street.The South Africa-George committee meets at 3:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the Tacoma City Building, Room 148, 747 Market Street.For information about Sister City activities, please contact Deborah King of the City of Tacoma Planning and Developmen
t Servic
es Department at 253-591-5592.When you attend one of these events, don’t forget to mention you saw it in the Index!”

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